FC Dallas sign defender Ema Twumasi to long-term extension
TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Extension FC Dallas have signed defender Ema Twumasi to a new three-year contract with club options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, the club announced Tuesday.
FC Dallas drafted Ema Twumasi 11th overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
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2021: Twumasi played a total of 23 regular season matches and started in 19 of those, played a total of 1,703 minutes. Recorded an assist in the 2-1 win over Texas rivals Austin FC. Ended the year with a 86.3% accurate pass percentage and recorded a couple of clean sheets to end the year.
2020: Appeared in four regular season matches for FC Dallas, playing 35 minutes. Made his first ever FC Dallas Playoff appearance as a substitution vs Portland Timbers. Scored in the eighth round of the penalty shootout to advance to the next round.
2019: Played in two regular season matches for FC Dallas, playing 27 minutes. Loaned to Austin Bold FC where he played 1,528 minutes in 20 appearances (16 starts) and scored four goals.
2018: Twumasi made one substitute appearance in MLS, one appearance in the U.S. Open Cup and made six appearances on loan at Oklahoma Energy FC with one assist. Made his FC Dallas debut in the 4th Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 6. Was part of the 18-man squad in the Round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup vs. Sporting Kansas City on June 16. Made the 18-man squad vs. New York Red Bulls on June 23. Made his MLS debut on July 7 vs. Real Salt Lake. Was part of the 18-man roster vs. Houston Dynamo on Aug. 23. Loaned to Oklahoma City Energy FC making six appearances and tallying one assist.
Scored 16 goals and had 11 assists in two seasons at Wake Forest University.
Part of the Right to Dream Academy from Ghana along with teammate Francis Atuahene, Philadelphia Union midfielder David Accam, Philadelphia Union defender Josh Yaro, Columbus Crew midfielder Mohammad Abu and LA Galaxy’s Emmanuel Boateng. Right to Dream Academy creates opportunities for African youth players by focusing on teamwork, community service and academics through soccer. Right to Dream Academy is based in Atimpoku, Ghana.